Sep 18, 2010 1:00am EDT
show chilling. it shows jennifer hawke-petit scared. withdrawing $15,000 from a bank. she told the teller two men were holding her family hostage. one was waiting for her in the car. the bank teller called police. >> we have a lady who is in our bank right now who says that her husband and children are being held at their house. the people are in a car outside the bank. she is getting $15,000 to bring out to them. that if the police are told, they will kill her children and the husband. >> police went to the house. didn't move in, though, for more than 30 minutes. they watched the house. nothing seemed unusual from the outside. we now, of course, know that inside a nightmare was unfolding. mr. petit was beaten with a baseball bat and tied up in the basement. he survived. his wife was raped and strangled to death. one of his daughters also assaulted and the house lit on fire. both girls apparently died from the smoke. both men are on trial for their lives and face the death penalty. tonight we asked randi kaye to investigate the accused, who they were and how they could have all
Sep 23, 2010 10:00pm EDT
to burn down the victims' house. jennifer hawke-petit and her two daughters were tortured and killed before the fire was set. jurors today heard an expert witness describe photos found in one of the suspect's cell phones taken while the youngest daughter and her mother were sexually assaulted. >>> word tonight from virginia, theresa lewis has been executed. she died by lethal injection. the 41-year-old grandmother was convicted of plotting the 2002 killings of her husband and stepson. asked if she had any last words, lewis said, quote, i just want kathy to know i love her and i'm sorry, referring to kathy cliffton, the daughter of one victim, and the sister of another. her lawyers argue that lewis borderline i.q. allowed her to be manipulated by her co-defendant. >>> today at the u.n., president obama told the general assembly now is the time for israelis and palestinians to work toward a future that includes a palestinian homeland and a secure israel. the president also says the door remains open for talks with iran. however, iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad suggested the u.s.